Altın Gün’s Top 10 Turkish psych tracks

Altın Gün’s Top 10 Turkish psych tracks

Since the countdown to the live collaboration of Altın Gün and legendary musician Ahmed Fakroun at Le Guess Who? Festival has started, we want to take a sneak peak to the taste of the Dutch-Turkish psych rock band. Jasper Verhulst of Altın Gün talks his 10 favourite tracks from Turkey.

Prepared by Busen Dostgül

Özdemir Erdoğan – “Gurbet”
One of the most beautiful Turkish songs of all time in my opinion. Very melancholic. The b-side “Elele” is also great. “Karaoğlan Almanya”da and “Uzun Ince Bir Yoldayım” are two other great songs by Özdemir Erdoğan.

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İstanbul Çalgıcıları – “Köroğlu Dağları”
Turkish disco at it’s best, if you ask me. We also play this one in our live set with Altın Gün.

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Zafer Dilek – “Hey Onbeşli”
Zafer Dilek produced Selda’s classic debut album, but also made three albums under his own name. This one’s from his second and grooviest album. I love every song on this one.

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Parla Şenol – “u Başıma Gelenler”
I think Parla Şenol is more famous as an actress than as a singer but she’s doing a great job on this b-side of one of her few singles. Groovy, sexy stuff.

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Arif Sağ – “Şu Samsunun Evleri”
This must be one of the most energetic and danceable electric saz performances of all time. I always play this one in my DJ sets.

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Barış Manço – “Gönül Dağı”
One of my favorite Barış Manço tracks. Dark, moody, funky vibes.

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Selda – “Yaz Gazeteci Yaz”
Among young (hip) people in the Netherlands, this is kind of a cult classic. A lot of DJs play this in their sets. A true classic from Selda’s masterpiece LP. It was also my introduction to Turkish music so it has a special place in my heart.

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Figen Han – “Haydi Bastır”
Sexy b-side from this nude model’s only single.

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Erkin Koray – “Estarabim”
One of Erkin Koray’s many classics. Hard to pick one.

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Ersen & Dadaşlar – “Kozan Dağı”
I love everything about this one. There’s a newer version on YouTube that you should try to avoid hearing.

 

 

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